Monday, April 20, 2009

GREEN COUPON-ING


Did you know that according to Simmons Market Research Bureau, currently more than 40 million people nationwide are printing online coupons. While coupons are a great way to save money in this recession, paper coupons equate to a staggering amount of wasted paper. Instead of printing and clipping, go green this Earth Day by visiting free online coupon code and deal site Coupon Craze (couponcraze.com) before you shop. Check out Coupon Craze’s top 5 reasons why you should stop clipping and start clicking instead:

BE A SAVVY SHOPPER: If each of the 40 million people printing online coupons replaced one paper coupon with an online coupon code, 80,000 reams of paper would be saved!

SAVE TREES: 500,000 trees must be cut down to produce each week's Sunday newspapers, including the massive coupon section. Why do we even need all of those coupons, when only 0.5% of those coupons inserted in Sunday newspapers were redeemed in 2008.

BE GREEN: The average household throws away 13,000 pieces of paper each year, most of which is junk mail consisting of printed coupons and promotions. Reducing paper use reduces greenhouse gases and using 40 million pieces of paper translates into 3,000 acres of pine forest absorbing carbon for a year.

CONSERVE WATER: Who knew? It takes more than 1½ cups of water to make one sheet of paper4 – meaning that the 40 million people who have printed coupons have wasted 3.75 million gallons of water.

STOP WASTING: The United States alone, which has less than 5% of the world's population, consumes 30% of the world's paper. As if that were bad enough, approximately 1 billion trees worth of paper is thrown away every year in the U.S.

In honor of Earth Day (which is every day to me), visit Coupon Craze to find online deals and coupon codes that can easily replace those paper-wasting printed coupons. While you're there, check out their new green category!

14 comments:

Green Fundraising said...

Very interesting statistics. I'm going to twitter this blog post. I think these are important statistics for people to understand! Thanks!

www.ecolabelfundraising.com

Eco-friendly Mommy said...

Very interesting info. I'll be using it for sure! I agree, very important for people to understand!

I've been posting information about how to go green with stationery items (i.e.-cards, invitations). Still a work in progress, but giving options to go paperless as well.

Thanks for the info!

http://ecofriendlymommy.blogspot.com

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